Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party



OK Girls, its 08:20 and I am ready to go!

(My Little Person gets up early and I only have part of the day to myself

because my DH has to work this afternoon.)


So, let's get sewing.....

I am normally a RED kind of a girl and I am RED all year long,

so I am trying something unconvetional/different.

I am going to use pink & black.

I am not sure yet if I am going to use these:






or these:








They were part of my purchases from Lanie.


I have designed my own pattern and I am going to

let the fabrics speak to me.


So, now I am going back inside to start sewing

before the neighbors think that I am crazy for being up so early!


Update #1 @ 10:17 CST


Woo-Hoo! They (i.e. DH & Little Person) are gone for the morning!

However, DH doesn't understand why he has to leave the house

and he doesn't get exactly what it is we are doing. Oh Well!

Little Person is happy because it means playing at the park

all morning long.


So, I am dressed in my quilting attire----yoga pants! Elastic is a requirement

because of all of the eating that is involved.

IPod is BLARING my favorite dance music and

I am singing along in my BEST American Idol voice!


I finally decided to do use both of the fabrics:




I even got a few things sewn together.







Now I am going to take a quick peak at what everyone else is doing

but

not too long because my people will be back eventually!


Update #2 @ 12:12 CST

O SCRAP!...THEY are BACK!

Are you serious??????

And my studio floor looks like this:







They are BACK and I am having a design crisis!

I pieced all of the BLACK blocks together and

I don't like them in the layout!

UGHHH!!!

So I dug around and I think I will use this:




Chocolate brown....(because I have been eating chocolate) and pink???

Anyway, at least my people brought me lunch!




Enough typing...need to do more sewing

because my DH leaves for work in 3 hours,

which means that Little Person will

be bothering me (and less sewing)!


Update #4 @ 14:32 CST

Tick...Tock...The sewing clock has to stop!


It is time for my DH to leave for work and this is why I have to take a break:



hands everywhere!




feet everywhere!




and fabric disappearing to make a race track!

But here is the update:




The blocks and rows are sewn together.

I didn't plan on adding a border, but I am thinking about using this:




Oh well...I'll think about it and decide later.

I will rejoin the group after the bedtime routine (dinner, bath, and a story).

You can't mess up the routine!

Keep working and I will check on you later.

Update #5 @ 19:45 CST

I'm back! Finally put the Little Person to bed willingly! Yeah!

Before I start sewing on my borders,

I am going to check on everyone because I know that some

people are already done.


Update @ 16:31 CST

Uhhmmmm...Is anybody still out there?

Well, I am finally done with my quilt top

and boy is it pink!










Now to baste the thing.

Note to Self: " Self, next time choose something more manageable!"



Update #6  @ 22:11 CST









Basted and ready to go!

I am going to put on my quilting gloves and get this thing quilted.

I stll have 2 hours after all.



Update #7 @ 23:08 CST

Ok Ladies,

my arms are tired of quilting and my eyes hurt,

but

I had an awesome quilting along with all of you!



I actually got a lot of machine quilting done.

I plan to continue the party tomorrow morning

because I am determined to

finish this quilt by the end of the weekend!



Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!

31 comments:

Cindy said...

Ooh la la - love "out of the box".

AND - love your pic at the top of your blog - GLACE - I'd know that line anywhere. I'm doing the Fat Quarter Shop's Glace BOM and I just finished Winter White in Glace.

joan said...

Hey Pink and Black works for me...Your fabric is gorgeous. I can't wait to see your new designed project!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I really like pink...can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kim said...

Hurray for the boys going to the park and free sewing ahead! Looks very interesting so far. :-)

joan said...

Looking good! The fabrics are beautiful together.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Coming along great!

Giddy for Paisley said...

I love the fabrics. Waiting curiously to see what you make with them :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

You are making me laugh...Oh Scrap They Are Back. LOLOL. I totally understand though. At the Friday Night Sewing Party, my DH didn't get it either. He kept coming into the sewing room for help and I kept saying....can't you see I am at my party right now. I LOVE chocolate and pink..much better than black, for me. It will get better. You have made some progress.

Quilt Hollow said...

Giggle, giggle here! OH SCRAP their back! That is so me!!!! Great photos btw!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I'm so psyched about your new design, Stef! Can't wait to see more! Have fun with the wee one, and we'll see ya soon!

CJ said...

I am RED all year too and I LOVE pink and black, pink and brown, pink and grey....
I can't wait to see your finished product!

Melinda Cornish said...

I adore all your colors and chocolate brown is always good with the pinks...cant wait to see what it becomes!!!! melinda

Dandelion Quilts said...

Looks like you got a lot done before the extra hands and feet appeared. I love the race track, btw...perfect.

annieb said...

Really like the pink and chocolate brown, and the border looks perfect....can't wait to see it.

Karen said...

Ya' gotta like a girl who likes red!

I am assuming that you must be saving your selvedge edges. I started doing that a couple months ago.

Crafty Mama said...

I really love pink and brown together and you can't go wrong with Sandi Henderson fabrics!

Melody said...

I love your fabric and can't wait to see what the finished project looks like. My little one is ten and is still crazy for Hot Wheels.

Notjustnat said...

Oh, I love your blog. I can see you are into Photoshop too. Love your project so far. It is great to have met you here at the party. Enjoy the rest of your day and I signed in as your follower too - Hugs Nat

Polly said...

Such gorgeous fabrics! Tell the little one a great bedtime story!! Come check out my project! polly :-0 http://auntpollysporch.blogspot.com/2010/01/voila-madeline-is-done.html

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your colors and I am anxious to see the final showing!!! And the "little" is cute as a bug too!!!
we had fun today and I enjoyed meeting some of new ones to me!!!
Hugs, Di&co

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love it Stef! Just love it -- I think we're the last two at the party -- woo hoo! See - we're still young (giggle)! Baste on girl. I'm off to assemble my quilt top!

Cindy said...

I am LOVING it. You did GOOD girlfriend !!

It's too, too cute.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Fun pictures...I love the idea of a fabric race track!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful love the pink and brown. Love the brown Sandi Henderson fabric. Great progress with a small child in the household.

Moneik said...

Love the fabrics! You did an awesome job, getting so much done.

Melinda Cornish said...

I think it just looks great and I love all the pink.....Cant wait to see it finished........I had a fun day and I hope to have time tomorrow to come look around your blog..........Melinda

Kim said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the pink and black combo.

Stina said...

Have been fun following you on your day..and congratulations to a lovely new quilt..:o)

Dandelion Quilts said...

I really like it Stef...and I don't think it is too much pink. I truly like it. Good job getting as far as you did.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

There is no such thing as too much pink! Looks like you had a great time at the party.

Jantine said...

It was fun following you! and this flower border is awesome. What a fun idea and you just got it ;-)